In December 2021, I drove out to a very small rural town in western Virginia to check out a pay phone that is still in service and is central office controlled (not a COCOT). A very rare find in the United States in this day and age!
If you’re a fan of Pink Floyd’s Young Lust but are scratching you head as to all the beeps and boops you hear during the telephone call portion of the song – this article explains it all. I’ve been meaning to write this article for a long time now, but… Read more »
It’s hard to imagine almost 30 years ago that the first Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems were coming online to eventually replace operators. In fact, AT&T no longer has an operators. At all! They got rid of them several years ago. This video came out in October 2021, but it… Read more »
A great video on the UK Speaking Clock and its history.
Evan Doorbell is mentioned in an article about talkable busy signals back in the old days where impromptu conferences were found. https://onezero.medium.com/the-prototype-for-clubhouse-is-40-years-old-and-it-was-built-by-phone-hackers-71389d117cad